A massive police sweep in York County this weekend proved to be on the police side as dozens of arrests were made and hundreds of citations issued.
They called it Operation Pressure Point.
Police say they chose this past weekend because of the Saint Patrick’s holiday and they nabbed people on everything from drugs to traffic tickets.
“When cooperation like this exists when departments combine their capabilities great things can happen to make our community safer,” explained York County District Attorney Tom Kearney.
State Police and a handful of law enforcement agencies spent the weekend on the roads and in the streets.
Over the 72 hour period, they arrested 62 people for driving under the influence and issued almost 700 citations over all.
Breaking it down, 263 people were ticketed for speeding, 16 for following people too closely and over 400 related citations.
Almost 415 people were given warnings
There was also a big drug bust as police say they found 48 bundles of heroin, two ounces of crystal meth, 12 ounces of marijuana and 48 doses of LSD and smaller doses of crack and powder cocaine
“I would love to do more cooperative efforts like this monthly, I would love to do several checkpoints monthly but the funding isn’t there for it,” stated State Police Lieutenant Frederick Hess. “We have to plan these things carefully and pull our resources carefully to get the best bang for our buck.”
In addition, police seized three guns, two cars and almost 900 bucks.
64 people were served with criminal warrants as part of the sweep.